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Domoic acid/human health
 

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- CA - CDPH Domoic monitoring page that will post the latest CA results once processed

- OR - Current Crab Biotoxin Lab Results

- OR - Process and outcomes to-date for planning future biotoxin events

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Fishing regulations/opening/closing
 

June 14, 2022 - WA - Summer Fishery Management

April 19, 2022 - WA - The Quileute SMA opens to state fishers at 8:00 AM, May 1, 2022.

April 12, 2022- WA - Correction to the picture/color of the 2022 summer buoy tags

April 4, 2022 - WA - permitted gear recovery will be allowed in all coastal waters between the Washington/Oregon border and the US / Canada Border, including the Columbia River, Willapa Bay and Grays Harbor.

February 22, 2022 - WA - Upcoming changes to the Quinault Special Management Area (SMA).

November 22, 2021 - WA - Season Opening from Point Arena, CA to Klipsan Beach, WA

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Crab tests
 

December 2, 2021 - Early Round Test Results for WA, OR and CA

2020 - Revised Pre-Season Testing Protocol for the Tri-State Coastal Dungeness Crab Commercial Fishery

Meetings
 

May 23, 2022 - Westport, WA - Thursday June 16th - Fishing Vessel Stability Course

May 23, 2022 - Westport, WA - Friday June 17th - Sea Safety & Survival Training - Drill Instructor

March 16, 2022 - WA - Washington Sea Grant is sponsoring two one-day Sea Safety and Survival (Drill Instructor) Courses for commercial fishermen and charter boat operators. -

California documents
 

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Washington Documents
 

April 19, 2022 - WA - The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (Department) is soliciting nominations for individuals interested in serving on the Coastal Dungeness Crab Advisory Board.

Oregon Documents
 

March 16, 2021 - OR- Whale entanglement mitigation measures effective May 1, 2021

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Publications & Articles
 

- Research Project to study movements and habitat use of green sturgeon, rockfish and other ocean species

- Crab Gear/Marine Mammal Interaction Workshop - March 2017 - Portland, Oregon

- FR Notice: WA Coastal Crab buyback loan paid

- A Stinky Artificial Bait Could Protect Millions of Tiny Fish - Scientific American By Roxanne Khamsi on August 24, 2016

- A synthetic crustacean bait to stem forage fish depletion Original research article from Global Ecology and Conservation 7 (2016) 238-244

- Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission − John Sackton 2015-2016 Market Outlook video

- 2014 Dungeness Crab Report

- 2012 Dungeness Crab Report

- Bering Sea fishermen set up system to retrieve lost crab pots from last year's ice movement

- Seafood Trends November 14,2011; Dungeness Crab update

- Another Stellar Crab Season Ends; ODCC

- Seafood Trends December 13, 2010

- Washington Coastal Dungeness Crab Fishery License Buy-Back Program

- Development of a Buy-Back Program for the Washington Coastal Commercial Crab Fishery (2006)

- NPR Article - For Tips On Riding Financial Waves, Ask Fishermen

- Development of a Buy-Back Program for the Washington Coastal Commercial Crab Fishery (2 MB PDF)

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